10 October, 2011, Trivandrum: IBS Software Services (IBS) has announced that it had signed a contract with Aer Lingus for the implementation of its iFlight Crew Manpower Management (MPM) module and business consultancy support, to help in the planning and management of its cockpit and cabin crew. The solution will help Aer Lingus optimize its crew resource planning. Aer Lingus, the flag carrier of Ireland was founded in 1936 and operates scheduled flights to 75 destinations across 22 countries. The airline is IBS' second customer to opt for iFlight Crew MPM and the first in Europe. Manpower planning and management is an area of special focus for all airlines as they search for ways to remain competitive in a sensitive and rapidly evolving business environment.
Fergus Wilson, Aer Lingus’ Chief Operating Officer said Aer Lingus was looking forward to a successful partnership with IBS.
Commenting on the deal, Nick Gray, Vice President Airline Operations Solutions, IBS, said, “We are delighted that Aer Lingus has placed their trust on IBS’ expertise in crew operations and are excited at the prospect of demonstrating the true value of our iFlight Crew MPM solution in the competitive European and trans-Atlantic markets.”